The website includes information and links aimed at answering most of the commonly-asked questions about Australia, including on visas and immigration; services for Australian citizens living or travelling abroad; Australian culture; business opportunities; international activities and government services.
Whether you are interested in doing business with or investing in Australia, going on holiday, studying or just learning more about our country, we hope you find this site of use.
News, Updates and Events
Passport Photos- No Glasses
From 1 July 2018
new passport photos must be taken without glasses
. A limited exemption for medical reasons may apply where supported by medical certifciate. Other passport photo standards remain unchanged. For more information please refer to Passport Photo Guidelines
2018 FIFA World Cup- Smartraveller Bulletin
2018 FIFA World Cup Bulletin
is now published on the Smartraveller website
. This bulletin should be read alongside our travel advice for Russia.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018
. There are 11 host cities
throughout Russia. Plan your travel and accommodation before you travel. The geographical distance between some of the host cities is vast. Always research your destination before travelling.
Frequent Traveller Passports
From 1 December 2017
, the Frequent Traveller Passport (FTP) will be discontinued
due to the decrease in the overall demand and as more countries are issuing electronic visas. For more information on replacement passports options please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that…
… Australia is the fourth largest economy in the Asian region and is the 12th largest economy in the world?
… Australian Indigenous art is the oldest ongoing tradition of art in the world?
… English is Australia’s national language but 300+ languages are spoken in Aussie homes?
Click here to learn more about Australian culture, politics, cuisine, economy and life!
Benefits of an Australian Education
Brought to you by Austrade Moscow
, Macquarie University, Monash University and Queensland University of Technologies, this YouTube video
highlights the benefits of an Australian education. An Australian education offers quality learning and education outcomes delivered by world class institutions in some of the most highly rated cities in the world.
Experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future career opportunities with globally recognised degrees. For more information check: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au